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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • France
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Guédiguian
  • Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
  • UK release: 14 September 2012

Michel (Darroussin) is a dockworker and union rep who takes early retirement, but when he and wife (Ascaride) are the victims of a violent robbery committed by another former dockworker, their socialist principles clash with their comfortable lifestyle. Tough-minded and warm-hearted stuff from Army of Crime writer-director Guédiguian.

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

19 Aug 20124 stars

Provocative drama from the French Ken Loach, Robert Guédiguian

Not to be confused with the 1952 Hollywood film of the same name, this is the latest slice of social realism from France’s answer to Ken Loach, Robert Guédiguian. Guédiguian’s The Snows of Kilimanjiro takes it name from the 1966 sugary French pop hit…

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